Yellowstone National Park Photos and More

I have finished processing photos of my recent trip to Yellowstone National Park and have added 62 new images to my website. Feel free to check out my new gallery of Yellowstone National Park pictures. A bit more shameless self-promotion: My Vancouver skyline photo was licensed by one of my photo agencies for the opening …

Video of Lower Yellowstone Falls

Lower Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming This is what it was like during my final day at Yellowstone National Park. It was a lot of fun to be out there in such a heavy storm but as always, you have to be aware of where you point your lens so the glass doesn’t get …

Video of Firehole River at Upper Geyser Basin

Firehole River at Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming My original intention was to make a fancy multimedia video from my Yellowstone coverage but then it occurred to me that would be unnecessary because Yellowstone National Park speaks for itself so I’ll just stick to sharing unedited video clips. See more of my Yellowstone …

Bison Traffic Jams in Yellowstone

Bison traffic jams are a common sight in some parts of Yellowstone. All part of the experience of being in the world’s first national park. One night, there was a lengthy traffic jam due to a large herd of bison with babies in tow walking on the road along the Madison River. It was hilarious …

Head-to-Head Combat

Bison look docile most of the time since they spend much of the day grazing grass. But then other times they make you go, “Whoa!” If you’ve never seen a bison up-close, maybe this will give you some context: One day a large bison walked past my rental van and I noticed in the rear-view …

Wherever They May Roam

Bison are among the most common wildlife you see in Yellowstone so initially I thought they were kind of boring because they graze all the time. It wasn’t until I kept seeing them everyday that I noticed different behaviors. Once I saw babies, I was hooked! The babies hop all over the place and run …

Sunset Lake

I learned early on as a photographer that gloomy skies can be used effectively in landscape photography if you know what to look for. You can’t do much with the white, featureless type of skies but when you have the dark storm clouds with well-defined separation between clouds then it can lead to some moody …

Making Honey From Lemons

Given that it was overcast for the majority of the trip, I often had to work around the dreary-looking skies by focusing my attention toward the ground. I’ll admit to having cursed at the weather more than a few times but I think it also pushed me to look for different compositions than I would …

Madison River

Most nature photographers go out of their way to avoid human elements in their landscapes but in my opinion, the true challenge in landscape photography is how do you incorporate us into the landscape? Are we not also part of the planet? When I was first introduced to Galen Rowell’s body of work, what immediately …